- El Nino – warmer ocean current = more snow throughout most of the US!
- Colder temperatures - mountain are already experiencing some of the coldest, early temperatures in a while and they are making snow!
- Olympics in North America – the media attention given to mountain and winter sports this year will be unparalleled.
- Ski Resort Infrastructure – From Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort to Telluride. From Crested Butte to Jackson Hole. From Steamboat to Stowe. The amount of infrastructure spending over the last 10 years has been crazy, but now the resorts are basically finished.
- Ski Gear – the advances in ski equipement across the board has been unparalleled.
- Deals – because of the soft economy, what used to be an expensive sport is now a sport filled with deals galore.
So plan a lot of ski trips this winter as it is going to be epic!